Happy Home Happy Mind

We all have a New Year’s resolution or two, which usually entail eating more healthily or improving our fitness, but have you ever considered how your home may impact on your wellbeing? A dark and cluttered living space could not only be affecting your mood, but your physical health too. There are a few simple changes you can make, which will help towards creating a happy and healthy home.

It’s time to be inspired by nature when considering colour, whether this be paint or a feature wallpaper. The trendsetter for 2019 is set to be ‘Living Coral’, bringing a sea of calm and relaxation to our interior spaces. Alongside a neutral backdrop, this mood boosting colour will lighten up any room and bounce around plenty of natural light.

Introduce enticing and tactile fabrics within your soft furnishings to create a relaxing, sensory experience. A sumptuous velvet is a great choice, as it comes in a variety of textures and stunning colours. Fabrics are also a fantastic way to create an acoustically sound space, which is important in open plan living where reverberation can become an issue.

We’ve all heard of the saying ‘clutter free house, clutter free mind’, yet we can find ourselves drowning in a plethora of ’stuff’ in the blink of an eye. Investing in clever storage is paramount for a clear and happy consciousness. A bespoke solution can be invaluable as it can be tailored to your lifestyle and provide that all important space to grow into.

As plummeting temperatures and rainy days consume us, it’s no surprise that we are spending a lot of time indoors. Houseplants can help to keep us connected to the outside world, improve indoor air quality and are shown to reduce stress. Orchids and Peace Lilies are among the best choices for air purification and are a beautiful addition to any interior space.

However, if, like me, your fingers have never been green but you appreciate the aesthetics of Orchids and Lilies, some good faux foliage is always a good investment and can last a lifetime.

So, let’s start 2019 with positivity and productivity in an environment that will encourage and enlighten both our bodies and minds – Happy New Year !!